Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Smarty Ants - Reading Ready Initiative for 4- Year Olds

Dear Genesee Joint School District Families,

The Idaho Department of Education has announced a new FREE reading readiness initiative exclusively for Idaho 4-year-olds!

The 4-Year-Old Initiative: Early Literacy for PreK Learners is the result of a special partnership between Superintendent of Public Instruction Sherri Ybarra, Idaho Department of Education and Achieve3000®. Thanks to the initiative, Genesee Joint School District students who are 4 years of age will receive a free subscription to Smarty Ants®, a research-based, foundational literacy program designed for young learners.

Smarty Ants provides everything children need to start kindergarten with a love of reading —all in a fun online environment that will keep them engaged and learning all year long. Enclosed is a flyer that shares more information about how Smarty Ants provides every child with a personalized learning path for building key reading, vocabulary, and comprehension skills.

You can activate your free subscription today by calling 877-235-2525 and using the code “SmartyIdaho” or by visiting www.achieve3000.com/SmartyIdaho. This will give your child access to Smarty Ants until the fall they start kindergarten. As a parent or guardian, you will also have access to the Smarty Ants Teacher Dashboard so you can monitor and support your child’s progress throughout the year.

For more information about this special initiative, please contact Wendy Moore, Superintendent at wmoore@sd282.org  or 208-285-1161. To learn more about Smarty Ants or Achieve3000, please visit www.achieve3000.com.

We can’t wait to see all that your child accomplishes with Smarty Ants.

Happy learning!

Monday, April 16, 2018

Smarty Ants - Free Reading Readiness Initiative for Four-Year Olds



Dear Genesee Joint School District Families,

The Idaho Department of Education has announced a new FREE reading readiness initiative exclusively for Idaho 4-year-olds!

The 4-Year-Old Initiative: Early Literacy for PreK Learners is the result of a special partnership between Superintendent of Public Instruction Sherri Ybarra, Idaho Department of Education and Achieve3000®. Thanks to the initiative, Genesee Joint School District students who are 4 years of age will receive a free subscription to Smarty Ants®, a research-based, foundational literacy program designed for young learners.

Smarty Ants provides everything children need to start kindergarten with a love of reading —all in a fun online environment that will keep them engaged and learning all year long. Enclosed is a flyer that shares more information about how Smarty Ants provides every child with a personalized learning path for building key reading, vocabulary, and comprehension skills.

You can activate your free subscription today by calling 877-235-2525 and using the code “SmartyIdaho” or by visiting www.achieve3000.com/SmartyIdaho. This will give your child access to Smarty Ants until the fall they start kindergarten. As a parent or guardian, you will also have access to the Smarty Ants Teacher Dashboard so you can monitor and support your child’s progress throughout the year.

For more information about this special initiative, please contact Wendy Moore, Superintendent at wmoore@sd282.org  or 208-285-1161. To learn more about Smarty Ants or Achieve3000, please visit www.achieve3000.com.

We can’t wait to see all that your child accomplishes with Smarty Ants.

Happy learning!

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Thank You for Supporting Our School District

On Behalf of the School Board, Administration, Students and Staff of Genesee School District, I would like to thank you for supporting our 2018 Supplemental Levy.

Your support enables the district to continue to provide the quality education that our students will need to be successful. Your "yes" vote continues to show students and others that education is valued among the community. By supporting public education you are enabling us to be able to provide our students with skills and tools to be successful in the future.

As District Superintendent, I appreciate your support and hope to continue to be able to provide our children with the quality education that our children deserve and need. It is a pleasure to be a member of such a strong, supportive community.

Our school district wouldn't be the great institution it is today without such great community support. Thank you for voting YES!

Sincerely,
Dr. Wendy Moore
 Superintendent

Monday, March 5, 2018

Supplemental Levy - Please vote on March 13, 2018

SUPPLEMENTAL LEVY ELECTION 


WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF THE LEVY?
The Genesee Joint School District #282 will ask voters on Tuesday, March 13, 2018 to RENEW the proposed one-year levy of $935,000. This supplemental levy allows the district to  maintain quality educational programs and opportunities for students of the Genesee Joint School District #282.

This levy is a RENEWAL of the 2017/18 levy

The determination of the levy amount is based on the discrepancy between the revenue available to the district from state and federal funding and the educational needs determined by the Board of Trustees. Taking into account the property tax reduction provided by the agricultural equipment replacement exemption, which is approximately $57,725 and the personal business property tax exemption , which is approximately $5,500. The estimated cost of this levy will be approximately  $871,775.

This supplemental levy allows  the district  to support educational and extra-curricular programs for students attending Genesee Joint Schools #282 for the 2018/2019 school year.  The proposed levy provides necessary funds that state and federal dollars do not cover. 

If you have any questions regarding the levy please contact Dr. Wendy Moore, Superintendent or Lezah Shinkle, Business Manager. 

If you have questions regarding the voting process, we encourage you to contact Latah County Auditors Office, Room 101, 522 South Adams, Moscow, ID.




 Polls are open from  8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
For Electors in  Latah Co:

Precinct 21:  Genesee Senior Center, 140 E. Walnut, Genesee, ID  
Precinct 23: Juliaetta City Hall Annex, 203 Main St, Juliaetta, ID

Absentee (In Person) voting will take place at:  Latah County Auditors Office,  Room 101, 522 South Adams, Moscow, ID. 
Deadline for Absentee (in person) voting is March 8th at 5:00 p.m.

For Electors in Nez Perce Co.

Absentee (In-Person) voting will take place at:  Nez Perce Co. Courthouse, Room 100, 1230 Main St, Lewiston, ID  Deadline for Absentee (in person) voting is March 8th at 5:00 p.m.





Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Parent Support = Student Success

One of the most important factors in a student's success is their parent(s).  Showing support for your child's education leads to success in school and a positive attitude regarding learning.  Here are some important ways you can support your child and motivate him/her to do well.

Talk about learning

  • Take an interest - Showing  an interest in what your child is learning at school shows that you believe what they are doing is important.
  • Find real-world connections - Look for activities to connect what your child is studying in school.
Support Homework

  • Be a resource - Ask students to explain homework to you.  This helps them remember and focus on what needs to be done.  If they get stuck, ask questions rather than giving  answers.  When studying for a test, offer to quiz them, make flash cards etc.
  • Set the stage - Find a quiet location for students to study and complete homework.
  • Afterschool Program - Need help in this area?  Genesee schools provide assistance Monday - Thursday for homework assistance.  
Create Routines
  • Read aloud daily - Choose a variety of materials, including fiction/nonfiction, magazines, and poetry.  Don't forget the classic nursery rhymes as well.
  • Plan a healthy lifestyle.  - Good nutrition  provides energy to do well academically.
Communicate with the school
  • Update your information - Has your contact information changed since the beginning of the year?  Check that your updated address, phone numbers and email addresses are on file.
  • Participate in events - Consider joining the PTO or attending special events.  You should be receiving those invites home from your teacher(s) throughout the year.
Set expectations
  • Communicate what you expect.  Example: "I expect you to finish your homework before you watch TV".
  • Be realistic. Set reasonable times for students study, read etc.  Ask your child's teacher what is reasonable based on their age.
  • Make attendance a priority.  Good attendance is one of the most desirable work traits for employers.  Attending school and being on time are teaching your children that punctuality is important. 

Monday, July 31, 2017

Welcome Back to School

August is officially here and I don't know where the summer months have slipped away to. Hopefully you found time to make memories with your families and friends this summer.

 This summer we have been busy preparing for the 2017/18 school year.  Along with some new furnishings such as carpet in the elementary and new backboards in the gymnasium,  we will have some new faces joining our teaching staff this fall.  We would like to welcome the following staff to Genesee Joint School District:

  • Mrs. Beth Casey - Secondary Spanish
  • Mr. Greg Hardie - Secondary English
  • Mrs. Heather Kirk - Third Grade
We would also like to recognize a few of our current staff members who will be working in a different capacity for the 2017/18 school year.
  • Mrs. Amy Wareham - Kindergarten teacher
  • Ms. Jeanne Rodriguez - Office Asst./ Elementary Test Coordinator/ K-12 Art
  • Mrs. Becky Pickard - Jr. High Health/PE, K-6 PE and 3-6 Keyboarding.
We hope that you will get an opportunity to meet the new staff at the beginning of the year and welcome them to Genesee.  First day for students is Tuesday, August 29th.  

I hope you enjoy these last few weeks of summer!  

Wendy Moore, PhD.
Superintendent


Friday, March 3, 2017

Genesee Joint Schools Asks Voters to Renew Supplemental Levy

SUPPLEMENTAL LEVY ELECTION 


WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF THE LEVY?
The Genesee Joint School District #282 will ask voters on March 14, 2017 to RENEW the proposed one-year levy of $935,000. This supplemental levy allows the district to  maintain quality educational programs and opportunities for students of the Genesee Joint School District #282.

This levy is a RENEWAL of the 2016/2017levy

The determination of the levy amount is based on the discrepancy between the revenue available to the district from state and federal funding and the educational needs determined by the Board of Trustees. Taking into account the property tax reduction provided by the agricultural equipment replacement exemption, which is approximately $51,726 and the personal business property tax exemption , which is approximately $5,500. The estimated cost of this levy will be approximately  $877,774.

This supplemental levy allows  the district  to support educational and extra-curricular programs for students attending Genesee Joint Schools #282 for the 2017/2018 school year.  The proposed levy provides necessary funds that state and federal dollars do not cover. 

If you have any questions regarding the levy please contact Wendy Moore, Superintendent or Lezah Shinkle, Business Manager. 

If you have questions regarding the voting process, we encourage you to contact Latah County Auditors Office, Room 101, 522 South Adams, Moscow, ID.




 Polls are open from  8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
For Electors in  Latah Co:

Precinct 21:  Genesee Senior Center, 140 E. Walnut, Genesee, ID  
 Precinct 23: Juliaetta City Hall Annex, 203 Main St, Juliaetta, ID

Absentee (In Person) voting will take place at:  Latah County Auditors Office,  Room 101, 522 South Adams, Moscow, ID. 
 Deadline for Absentee (in person) voting is March 10th at 5:00 p.m.
For Electors in Nez Perce Co.

Ballots will be mailed to registered electors beginning Feb. 18, 2017.

Absentee (In-Person) voting will take place at:  Nez Perce Co. Courthouse, Room 100, 1230 Main St, Lewiston, ID  Deadline for Absentee (in person) voting is March 10th at 5:00 p.m.